STL USA working with education providers has been a constant theme since we began offering wind technician training in the USA.
From the early days working with colleges in Michigan to ongoing partnerships with Texas State Technical College and Iowa Lakes Community College. STL USA has honed a process for simple implementation of commercial wind technician training, most specifically GWO accreditations, the default professional qualification for wind technicians and those looking to work in the field.
Programmes with education follow a simple 4-step process that allows for a fast, low cost roll-out.. These stages include:
COMPLIANT QUALITY MANAGEMENT SET UP
- QMS set up for partner site
- Compliance requirements
- Audit existing facilities for GWO compliance
- Gap analysis
- Roadmap to compliance
TRAIN THE TRAINER
- WEEK 1-2 Course attendance and observation
- WEEK 3 Supported delivery
- WEEk 4 Observed course delivery
- Pre-Audit run through
- Independent GWO audit
STL USA have refined this process to ensure a fast, low-cost delivery that results in GWO accreditation within 6-8 weeks. Additionally, once audited the college can then take advantage of commercial training opportunities with local businesses.
Working with TSTC
The partnership between STL USA and Texas State Technical College dates back over 6 years. Initially developed to service local wind technicians, the program was then extended to students. Incorporating GWO into student studies ensures that graduates are in the best possible position to enter the jobs market.
“Working with STL USA has allowed us to quickly integrate industry requirements into our undergraduate programs. Simply put this makes our graduates more employable. STL USA takes care of everything ensuring our faculty can get on with teaching. It’s been a pleasure working together.”
TSTC Wind program lead
As we move forward with renewables across the USA new legislation will fuel the sector’s growth. It’s anticipated that the clean energy sector will double in the next 10 years requiring an additional 250,000 people to fill roles. With this in mind, it’s essential that the commercial and education sectors come together to ensure the next generation of wind professionals are able to meet the demands of this fast-moving industry.
If you lead a wind program talk to us now about how STL USA can support the role out of a GWO program for your college.